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  • #9852

    NiiGGZ
    Forwardist

    I’m not sure if this is in the right place or if this has been mentioned or not but has this game got a set release date yet? I played the demo and now I can’t wait!

    #9888

    Chuckman315
    Forwardist

    They said Late 2015 on Facebook. So around Halloween or Christmas is my guess.

    #9982

    Voldi-WF
    Administrator

    The ETA is Late 2015.

    #10314

    JasaeBushae
    Forwardist

    I can’t recall for sure if they mentioned this, but will all of the content be released on the spot, or will things like Hero mode, playable Risky and the additional chapters come out as DLC further down the road?

    #10350

    Voldi-WF
    Administrator

    If you are a backer, all backer content will be released with your games. If you are not a backer, we have not decided yet if we will provide these things as DLC because we would like them to be an exclusive for the people who backed the project early 😀

    #10381

    ghostzero
    Forwardist

    Well, still I think they should be made available for others. For instance, I only just found out about Shantae games at all, so I didn’t even know about the upcoming game until sometime this week and I would still like to have some of those additional features.

    In any case the game looks nice so far from the videos.
    And I like the gameplay of the other games (actually not finished yet, as mentioned just learned about them), so I am looking forward to it.

    #10383

    NiiGGZ
    Forwardist

    But that was the point of the backer rewards: getting exclusive stuff for helping bring the project into fruition. Giving it to everyone negates that.

    #10386

    ghostzero
    Forwardist

    Well, there is always the possibility of time-exclusive like e.g. a year later.
    Personally, I never understood exclusitivity where only a really small subset gets content that has already been created.
    Also they still have e.g. Beta access which no one else has.

    #10389

    Orties
    Forwardist

    Honestly, just poll it.

    Backer poll: Give exclusive digital game content to everybody, y/n

    Let’s see how much goodwill is in the community. At least my enjoyment of this project is not dependant on having the tinkerbat transformation all to myself. And if others can’t stomach that thought then I know the guys who really want it regardless of backing will just find out a way to unlock it with mad code monkey skills. Same applies to all of the other digital stuff. And I’m not saying this to sound cynical or something. If the tinkerbat is the reason someone buys this thing when it’s out, say, because it’s a neat callback to the first one, then more power to them. If they really want it they will get it. The hard way or the easy way.

    I just want the franchise to boom.

    Also, KS updates when?

    #10390

    ghostzero
    Forwardist

    Well, I will buy it regardless, some things would be nice to have though.

    #10391

    NiiGGZ
    Forwardist

    It’s not the DLC itself, it is the principle behind the backer system. If I’m spending $300 to back a game costing between £20-30 on release, then I would want the backer incentives to be exclusive to those who put that forth. What would be the point if everyone could send in their art designs?

    #10392

    Orties
    Forwardist

    And you have all the right to feel that way. That doesn’t mean everyone feels the same way nor does it mean that the content won’t end up with non backers.

    The art thing is not a fitting analogy. The difference is development/distribution. Developing content in digital form still suffers from the constraints of scarce resources and time, but distributing that content only requires copying and pasting.

    #10396

    ghostzero
    Forwardist

    Wait, what is actually only backer exclusive because I think I might have gotten confused.

    I thought Risky Mode and the Bonus chapters (according to comment above) was also only backer exclusive but I think it is only some exclusive costumes?
    In that case they are not that important to me. Would be nice to have but not that important.

    On the other hand if someone wants them I think they should have the possibility it is not like they will be for free if they are provided as DLC.

    Personally, if I back a game on kickstarter and it is I good game then I am just happy to have backed it. I certainly wouldn’t feel slighted, if non backers get certain content as DLC.

    #10397

    Orties
    Forwardist

    Pretty much just the tinkerbat transformation and some cosmetics are backer exclusive. Chapters and modes are for everyone.

    #10398

    ghostzero
    Forwardist

    Ah, . OK. That makes way more sense because creating whole chapters / storyline for backers only would have been a lot of additional work just for backers.

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